Wall Street Poet
From 1997 to 2001, Michael Silverstein was a senior editor with Bloomberg Financial News and its Markets magazinean international publication for institutional investors and analysts. His work focused on editing highly technical articles involving derivatives and the performance of world indices, and pieces examining the investment climate in various markets. He also served as the publications book reviewer.
Over the years Silverstein has written both business/finance/economics books and humor books. In 1989 he wrote the ground-breaking The Environmental Factor (Longman); in 1993 the highly acclaimed The Environmental Economic Revolution (St. Martins Press). Both books have been used as university and business school texts, and translated into several foreign languages. His Songs Of Wall Street, a unique collection of satirical verse on financial themes, was published by Running Press in 2001. His Planet Of The Financial Planners and Little Book Of Boston Parking Horrors are cult classics.
More than 300 of Silversteins freelance pieces on a wide variety of subjects have appeared in newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, the Philadelphia Inquirer, The Chicago Tribune, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; in business magazines such as CFO and Chemical Week; and in scholarly journals such as Business & Society Review. Hes been a business columnist for the Boston Phoenix and the Los Angeles Times.
His droll and insightful market commentary in verse was regularly featured on National Public Radio and also broadcast on FNN, AP Radio and the BBC. Profiles of him and his writing have appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post and The New York Post. His wallstreetpoet.com website now attracts thousands of visitors each week.